Environmental impact assessment of industrial development around Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha, world heritage property

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The industries in the Bhairahawa-Lumbini road, the area along the highway between Bhairahawa and Lumbini in Nepal’s Rupandehi District, have a major impact on water, soil, air, flora and fauna, health and heritage of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, says a study conducted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Nepal, on behalf of UNESCO. The study thus, recommends banning carbon emitting industries such as cement, steel and brick producing factories.